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Wage & Hour Laws

Man’s wage and hour claim falls flat

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act is a complex law that governs most employers in New York. Employers are required to comply with its wage and hour provisions and to pay a minimum hourly wage to their statutory, non-exempt employees. Workers sometimes file claims against their employers, alleging that the employers have violated the overtime… Read more »

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How to pay workers when the weather is bad

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

New York residents tend to celebrate the holidays with food and family. However, they may also celebrate with a fresh coat of snow on the ground. In some cases, the snow makes it impossible to operate a business. If an employer decides to close because of bad weather, exempt employees are generally still entitled to… Read more »

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Changes may be coming to tipped pooling rules

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Thursday, November 16, 2017

In October 2017, the Department of Labor created a proposal that would rescind a 2011 rule related to tip pooling. That rule forbids employers in New York and other parts of the country from forcing workers who aren’t paid minimum wage from sharing tips with those who typically don’t receive them. The proposal from the… Read more »

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Prepare for the annual minimum wage increase

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Whenever the minimum wage increases, small businesses tend to take the biggest hit. Finding where that extra money will come from isn’t easy. Thanks to New York’s minimum wage law, which first went into effect last year, wages increase for the next four years until they reach $15/hour (or $10/hour for a tipped wage). On December… Read more »

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The FLSA and how it applies to public and private employers

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

In New York, both public and private employers are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. There are differences between how the law applies, however. It is important for employers to understand the rules for their particular types of businesses so that they can avoid potential liability. Private employers that meet the enterprise test are covered… Read more »

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DEALING WITH NEW YORK STATE’S NEW PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Starting on January 01, 2018, employees in New York will be eligible for 8 weeks of Paid Family Leave (“PFL”). Employees will be eligible for payments equal to 50% of their average weekly wage or 50% of the average NY weekly wage, which ever is smaller. The average weekly wage in New York is $1305.92…. Read more »

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Proposed overtime salary threshold increase blocked by court

On behalf of Egan Law Firm, LLC on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Business owners in New York might be interested in learning that the Obama-era wage-and-hour rule that would have increased the salary threshold for overtime eligibility to $47,000 per year was blocked by a federal court. A judge in Texas stated that the salary threshold was simply too high and would result in many managers being… Read more »

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